Sula - Literary Criticism Quote Analysis by pharmphresh33

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									Sula - Literary Criticism Quote Analysis                     Name _________________________
AP Literature and Composition

As we have been reading and enjoying Sula, we have also examined three of the main types of literary
criticism that we will use this year: feminist, historical, and archetypal. In order to better focus our
reading and analysis, we need to spend some additional time pulling and interpreting quotes that lend
themselves to interpreting Morrison’s complex novel. This will help us to refine our understanding of
these criticisms; it will also better prepare us for our first formal literary essay.

Directions: Select three quotes to interpret through each lens. Keep in mind that you are not
concerned with Morrison’s intention. Rather, you should seek to unpack what is on the page and its
effect on the novel as a whole. When done, answer the final reflective question.

Historical Criticism – Quote 1: ________________________________________________________
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Historical Criticism – Interpretation 1: __________________________________________________
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Historical Criticism – Quote 2: ________________________________________________________
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Historical Criticism – Interpretation 2: __________________________________________________
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Historical Criticism – Quote 3: ________________________________________________________
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Historical Criticism – Interpretation 3: __________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Quote 1: _________________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Interpretation 1: ___________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Quote 2: _________________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Interpretation 2: ___________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Quote 3: _________________________________________________________
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Feminist Criticism – Interpretation 3: ___________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Quote 1: _______________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Interpretation 1: __________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Quote 2: _______________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Interpretation 2: __________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Quote 3: _______________________________________________________
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Archetypal Criticism – Interpretation 3: __________________________________________________
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Which type of literary criticism is most appropriate for this text? Why? _________________________
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